Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - April 18, 2016
2016 District Conference: Plymouth Rocks!
- Hospitality 'Sweets' Request Form
- Cruise Registration Form
- Golf Registration Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a new video that helps district and club leaders make the most of the recently enhanced Membership Leads resource. It shows how to track a prospective member from the initial membership-leads submission all the way to connection with a local club. It also outlines the role of club and district leaders in the redesigned process, highlighting how their participation will help strengthen membership, and features the new Rotary resources available to support them. Join the conversation in the Membership Best Practices discussion group to tell us how you’re using the new Membership Leads resource to grow and diversify membership.
We hope that you've found Rotary International’s Brand Center a useful tool to create customized logos and brochures - and to tell Rotary's story in a consistent and engaging way.
We'd like to inform you of a recent change to the online tool. Starting today, April 4, any logos or brochures you create using one of our templates will be automatically deleted from your profile 30 days after your last change or edit. Logos and brochures created before April 4 will be deleted on May 2, unless you make a change or edit to the template.
We recommend that once you have finished your customized logo or brochure, you download the document in PDF, PNG, or JPEG format on your own computer.
Reminders of this change will be posted on Brand Center’s template and logo pages.
- Representing Your Community’s Professions: A Classification Assessment
- Diversifying Your Club: A Member Diversity Assessment
- Finding New Club Members: A Prospective Member Exercise
- Improving Your Member Retention: A Retention Assessment and Analysis
- Enhancing the Club Experience: Member Satisfaction Survey
- Understanding Why Members Resign: Exit Survey
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- Sharing our story with someone new: Tell people about Rotary’s work when you use discounts at coffee shops and restaurants.
Check Out Rotary Voices Blog
- Lisa Colombo, Clinton
- Christopher Dias, Tyngsboro-Dunstable
- Kenneth Hanly, Westford
- Tammy Hawkins, Gardner
- Nicole Paglierson, Leominster
Kevin McConnell (left), Chris Sintros (middle) and Leigh Ann Crimmings (right) of Concord Rotary are shown celebrating a successful Pops concert fundraiser. The proceeds of the silent auction will go to fitness equipment for the local police and fire departments. Kevin was also awarded a Paul Harris plus-six at the event
Framingham Rotary Crafts Fair Set For April 23
District Membership Webinar Set for April 27
The Rotary Club of Bedford will attempt to feed 250,000 children with their fourth annual Meals for Kids food packaging event in partnership with Stop Hunger Now on May 14 at the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College.
The Rotary Club, composed of just a few dozen business professionals from Bedford and its surrounding communities, began feeding hungry children in 2013. That first year they established their relationship with Stop Hunger Now, they raised enough money and gathered enough volunteer packagers to put together enough packaged meals to feed 15,000 hungry children. Read more
Today, Mairin Gulliver teaches at Luther Conant School in Acton. This year, when Rotarians came to her class to hand out the dictionaries, she told them that she received her personal dictionary from the Rotary club when she was in third grade and still has it! She remembers the day when Rotarians came to her class and gave each student their own book. “I remember taking my book home and flipping through the pages to find new information,” Mairin says. Today, she uses the donated dictionaries in her classroom to teach basic dictionary skills through a treasure hunt activity. After the strategy-based lesson, the students get to take their books home to use for their spelling and language-arts practice worksheets.
When asked why paperback dictionaries are important, Mairin explains that having a personal dictionary puts each child on the same playing field. Although resources and learning materials can be monitored in the classroom environment, teachers such as her recognize that not every child has access to a computer – or even books at home. “Like our motto here at Luther Conant School, the whole child is the whole idea, we want our students to have every resource available to be successful,” Mairin says.
- Harbor Cruise aboard the Pilgrim Belle: click here. Five-minute walk from the hotel. 1-1/12-hour cruise of Plymouth Harbor. You must register and pay for this event in advance because space is limited. Your price includes a box lunch: for Deli Box lunch $30, click here; and for Lobster Roll, $40, click here.
- Golfing at the Squirrel Run Golf Course: click here. 14 minute drive from the hotel. Tee time is 12 noon. A great opportunity to golf at the beautiful Squirrel Run Golf Course. Price is only $40 person and includes your golf cart. Space is limited so make your reservations early: click here.
Ukraine Rotary Clubs Need Our Help With Recent Polio Outbreaks
Saturday, May 21 or First 90 People to Sign Up: District 7910 - Sign-Up Deadline for District Conference 'Harbor Cruise'
- Qualify clubs to receive grant funds
- Help clubs to understand an implement the Memorandum of Understanding
- Understand how to manage a Rotary grant
- Learn stewardship expectations
Why do people join organizations – any organization? People have altruistic as well as personal reasons for joining organizations. Of course, there are those who are primarily interested in the idea of service to others, volunteerism, charity, and all the wonderful things we do in Rotary. But most folks join organizations because they want to build relationships, they want to experience a positive experience and they are interested in solving problems.They may either have personal and business networking objectives or be retired and interested in helping others. In any case, we need to be selective in whom we ask to join and to be reasonably certain of a person’s fit in rotary before we ask them to join. Read more
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RYLA Reminder: Online student registration is now open
By Christine Pinney
Registration is open! Click here, for online registration.
Please inform selected students and alternates that they must:
Christine Pinney, vice chair of District 79810's RYLA Committee, may be reached at email@example.com
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